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Destination

Moeraki boulders

Travelling up the east coast we took a slight deatour to check out the famous Moeraki Boulders. Location: HERE Geologists inform us that this scattering of septarian calcite spheres ( some up to two metres across) formed around 65 million years ago. According to Maori history, these boulders are the remains of calabashes, kumaras and […]

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Travel

A very windy day

The problem with whale watching during a gale is that sea spray and whale spray look ridiculously similar. There are a couple of wild windy pressure systems being squeezed up the east coast of Australia over the next two days. We had planned to drive to Tilba to have a poke around, but on seeing […]

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Travel

Warrnambool.

We continued to drive through the ‘Lakes and Craters’ region of Victoria. Vast flat rolling plains pickled with Marr’s or low volcanic mountains such as Mount Leura and Mount Sugarloaf. The surrounds were far greener and more visually interesting than previous days. Outside it was a very pleasant 25 degrees and so we drove on, […]

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Travel

Port Macquarie

The surf was up at Port Maquarie (pop 45,700) when we arrived. We parked Ripley in a neat spot at the Breakwall Holiday Park which as its name describes, sits next to a breakwall smack besides the confluence of the Hastings river and the sea. We have always wanted to stay at this park, because […]

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Journal

The beach at sunset.

In the last of the evening light, I took a bag of rubbish over to the bins on the other side of the park. And at that point saw it was just a quick few sandy steps over a gap in the dune scrub to the shared solitude of a beach at sunset. People were […]